During the Toronto Film Festival this past weekend, Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, and Owen Pallett (formerly Final Fantasy) took the stage during a benefit luncheon held by Artists for Peace and Justice to play a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “My City of Ruins.”
Artists for Peace and Justice is a non-profit organization set up in the wake of the 2010 earthquake that rocked Port-au-Prince in Haiti. The organization handles relief in the still-recovering town, building schools and providing medical supplies, clean water and food.
“My City of Ruins” has been a popular benefit song since Springsteen originally composed it in 2000 for an Asbury Park, N.J. Christmas show benefit. The track then appeared on his 2002 album The Rising.
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